November 25, 2009
Being an eccentric myself, as my "coleague" express it, I am gonna download this book. Perhaps I will understand it better, as from an "eccentric" to another.
p.s. thank you for the next book recommendation falling into the same category.
W.M. van Haarlem
July 6, 2007
An Obsolete Readingbook
I seriously wonder why anybody would take the trouble to digitize this book. It has only a antiquarian and curiosity value, but no scientific or educational value at all. Wallis Budge was already an eccentric in his own time, using an antiquated transliteration script; all his publications on Egyptian writing and language are hopelessly out of date. To use this as a readingbook to study Egyptian language and writing is the same as using 19th century textbooks on physical or chemical studies in present-day classes: the study of the Egyptian language and writing has made huge progress since then. A far better advice for a readingbook would be A. de Buck's 'Egyptian Readingbook'.